Marsh on fire but Stoinis has the last word

Mitch Marsh hit three fours and three sixes from just 20 balls, but it was not enough to secure victory for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League.

Delhi was struggling 2-13 on Sunday, after losing top picks Prithvi Shaw (5) and David Warner (3) by little money, in response to Lucknow Super Giants 3-195 when Marsh launched his counterattack.

At the other end, Rishabh Pant hit seven fours and one six to go 44-for-30.

Pant was eventually brought down by player of the match Mohsin Khan, whose four wickets cost just 16 runs.

The pair managed 60 runs from just 25 balls to resurrect Delhi’s hopes, helped by some horrendous fielding from Lucknow.

Marsh, who only returned to the side for Thursday’s win over Kolkata after being forced into hospital with a Covid infection, was caught out in the eighth.

Lalit Yadav soon followed, but the Super Giant fielders dropped three receptions and missed two exhaustion opportunities to allow Delhi to close in on Lucknow’s total.

The final over started with Delhi requiring 21 runs to win and Axar Patel, who finished with 42 not out, leading the charge.

But Marcus Stoinis, who had earlier scored 17 no-for-16 balls for Lucknow, held his nerve and restricted Delhi to just 14 runs.

Captain Lokesh Rahul had previously gone 77 from 51 balls to help Lucknow go to 3-195 from 20 overs after choosing to bat first.

Lucknow’s third win in a row moves them to second place in the table with 14 points from 10 games. Delhi is sixth with eight points from nine games.

with AP

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